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There is function to Modify Resolver configuration in WHM. Default is for Primary Resolver : 127.0.0.1

I have two nameservers setup and assign IPs to them. Both nameservers are on this server.

Do I have to fill Primary Reslovers with IP of Primary nameserver it must be left as it is : 127.0.0.1
 

tjfulopp

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I have exactly the same question.. anybody knows the answer? Please...

(Btw, actually I don't understand why do I need to specify any resolvers since I am running my two DNS servers on that very machine.)
 

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your resolv.conf

should look somthing like this


domain hostname.domain.com
domain search hostname.domain.com
nameserver xxx.xx.xxx.xx
nameserver xxx.xx.xxx.xx

use the resolvers for your data center if you have them

if your entering the resolvers throgh WHM it should be ip's only
 

tjfulopp

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It is still not clear what is what.. the terms are so confusing - what is data center, what is resolver as opposed to nameserver, which domain name you mean...

It would help me a lot if you could help me using this concrete example:

* the domain I host is say vacilando.org 216.237.127.250
* my server's nameservers are say ns1.fulopp.org = 216.237.127.250 and ns2.fulopp.org = 216.237.127.251
* my hosting company is infortec, they have two name servers: NS1.INFORTECH.NET = 216.237.112.3, NS2.INFORTECH.NET = 216.237.114.3

What do I fill in the three resolver fields in cPanel?
 

flash7

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Just submit:

ns1.fulopp.org 216.237.127.250
ns2.fulopp.org 216.237.127.251
 

azn_romeo_4u

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Could someone clarify to me what you have to upt for resolver setup. On my resolver page in whm, there is already an ip there. Do I lave that as is? Or do I put my name servers ip for the primary and secondary?
 

azn_romeo_4u

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I"m total noob, and this is my first server. Do you put in your dns ip address there? Because when I loaded up whm, it already had one ip there, but it wasn't the ip that I was assign. I just need to know what that does. I'm a noob. I know nothing about servers, and have already tried searching.
 

tjfulopp

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One last question - can anybody make it crystal clear what is meant by "datacenter"? Is it my ISP, the company that provides my Internet connection? Or is it the company that provided my dedicated server?

These two are half a world apart from each other, so I need to be sure whose nameservers I put into resolve.conf!
 

tjfulopp

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dalem said:
your resolv.conf
...
domain hostname.domain.com
domain search hostname.domain.com
nameserver xxx.xx.xxx.xx
nameserver xxx.xx.xxx.xx
use the resolvers for your data center if you have them
OK so the nameservers (line 3 and 4) belong to the datacenter where my server is located (in my case 216.237.112.3 and 216.237.114.3)

but I assume by "hostname.domain.com" (first two lines) you mean hostname of my server (which is mainframe.fulopp.org) and not of the datacenter.

correct?
 

dalem

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OK so the nameservers (line 3 and 4) belong to the datacenter where my server is located (in my case 216.237.112.3 and 216.237.114.3)
yes


hostname of my server
this should have been in your resolv.conf allready if you have saved it once and yes it is the hostname of your server
 
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I'm curios what the Resolver Configuration is for
I don't have a data center, I own a server, sever being at my location, does this Resolver Configuration serve any meaning at all for me? or do I leave everything blank.
Do I need to setup anything under it, I have a dellpoweredge server.
 

dalem

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The function that converts a domain name, whether private or on the public Internet, into an IP address

Note: you can use your main ip as a resolver if you have a DNS server running
your connection to the internet should have resolvers close by somewhere